i can't stop, i can't breathe, i can't think
i'm in love again
i don't need, i don't eat, i don't sleep
i'm in love again

ooh, and every time i heard you breathe
i sighed
ooh, and every time i saw you bleed
i cried
love is like a song
and if you sing
if you ever need me
i'll be there, and i-

i can't stop, can't breathe, can't think
i'm in love again
i don't need, i don't eat, i don't sleep
i'm in love again

ooh, and every time that i'm with you
i'm alive
ooh, and every time i think of you
there's a light
and i felt it, too

and my heart is a spring
is a well, if you need
if you drink it for you
then i'm leavin'
every little part of me is a part of you

i can't stop, i can't breathe, i can't think
i'm in love again
i don't need, i don't eat, i don't sleep
i'm in love again
i can't stop, i can't breathe, i can't think
i'm in love again
i don't need, i don't eat, i don't sleep
i'm in love again
the boy, the boy's in love
the boy, the boy's in love
the boy, the boy's in love
the boy, the boy's in love


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  • +2
    General Commenti freaking love this song
    jellyheadXCon June 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSong written by James Iha
    alexboyon December 13, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod this song is better than most pumpkins a-sides. It's my second favourite song by TSP. Could the boy be james?
    ZEROpumpkinson June 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLIKE WOW! (thats something i wouldn't normally say)
    this is just the best.
    "can't stop, I can't breath, I can't think," Now hold it right there, thats like, the feeling you get when you finnally kiss the one girl you know you love.
    "I'm in love again."
    It's like, you were pretty sure you loved the girl, but now, it's for certain. and such a strong feeling.

    And im pretty sure that james is write, whoever this boy is, he's deffinitly in love.

    I could go on for hours about how good this song is, but my pizza is ready. =D
    davey_do_iton September 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA song about falling in love for the first time, IMO. You never forget your first love.
    Riotboyon February 03, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI've always appreciated James' contributions to the band. Even though Billy has pretty much covered all the emotions through his music career, I felt he has never been able to convey pure feelings of unfiltered romantic love, which James does really well. IMO James gave the late-90s Pumpkins a haunting, ambient sound as well as songs with layers and layers of extremely well-orchestrated parts. He is extremely underrated and it would be really cool if he were still in the Pumpkins - he would be perfect for what they are doing right now.

    "The Boy" is one my favorite songs that James wrote for the Pumpkins. And it's about young, innocent, pure love. I think "the boy" in this song is James referring to himself. According to the lyrics, he's in love again and he can't breathe/stop/think, etc. Like pretty much every young person, James is in a state of euphoria and believes that nothing can go wrong. This song definitely captures the feeling of a high point in a romantic relationship.
    bl3hhhon August 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've always thought this has a bit of a yo la tengo feel to it... lay some distortion over the top and it could've been lifted right from "I can hear the heart beat as one". that said... this song is amazing! definately my favourite James song. pity his solo album wasn't more like this.
    Sam-Vimeson November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDownloaded The Aeroplane Flies High the other day, and this is a definate favourite. Almost moved me to tears the first time i heard it. Such a beautiful song.
    fasteron December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDownloaded The Aeroplane Flies High the other day, and this is a definate favourite. Almost moved me to tears the first time i heard it. Such a beautiful song.
    fasteron December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUHH I WONDER WHAT THIS IS ABOUT :P
    n-n-nickon November 12, 2008   Link

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